Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


| One last look before impeachment fades into history
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/27/99, 12:00 am

Now that the Clinton impeachment has moved from action alert to archives, journalists are rushing to get in the first draft of history. The conventional wisdom, easy but cheesy, is that public acceptance of Clinton immorality-a response that allows him to stay in office despite impeachment-shows Americans making thoughtful distinctions between public and private realms.

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Fake contrasts

| Compassionate conservatism works in the inner city
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/20/99, 12:00 am

Newsweek's 1998 year-end issue included forecasts of the news that "the press would like to see happen" in 1999, including a battle of "George W. Bush vs. The Christian Right: The Texas governor talks of a compassionate conservatism, reaches out to African-Americans and Hispanics, and doesn't define himself by fire-breathing positions on abortion and values."

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Healing the heart

| Theodore Roosevelt found God's faithfulness after disaster
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/13/99, 12:00 am

Young Theodore Roosevelt's one constant yearning, from soon after he first saw her in 1878, was to marry Alice Hathaway Lee, then a perky 17-year-old with honey-colored hair and a golden smile. Roosevelt wrote of their first meeting, "As long as I live, I shall never forget how sweetly she looked, and how prettily she greeted me." At age 20 TR was a thorough romantic.

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